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autoxportusa.com - Making Porsche Boxster to be a sporty roadster that is different from others because engined roadster middle. In addition, the Boxster also succeeded in completing many tasks, namely to save Porsche from bankruptcy and indicate that Porsche with the most friendly and still uphold the identity of the horse Stuttgart as cars made with precision, fun to drive, qualified and holds the prestige of a Porsche.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Indeed, every year Porsche Boxster into a purse money of Porsche, but that does not mean Porsche told his accountant to lead the making of this car. Formula proper form boxer engine, mid-engine machine alias middle, roadster form and compact body really makes the Boxster have a class. At present, the Boxster is already not the backbone of Porsche's sales again, because it has been replaced by Cayenne and Macan.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


After three generations in circulation, it is time Porsche 718 Boxster proved that he was worthy to welcome new enthusiasts curious about the value of a Porsche sports car. Still carrying the chassis code 981, but now there is the addition of 718 names in front of the Boxster. Porsche says, they want to revive the name Porsche 718, the legendary race car flat-4 engine developed from the base Porsche 550.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


Smart also, remember if you know the new Boxster engine 718 is now the flat-4, instead of the flat-6 as the old, Porsche fans will surely sing and say "It's ruined!" If his name is still Boxster. To that end, pinned the name of that method downsizing Porsche 718 at Boxster is not considered as a step resigned to meet the demands of emissions and efficiency, but there is an element of history as well. FYI, Porsche fans including fans of the most stubborn in the world.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Need a sharp eye to distinguish eagle Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche Boxster legacy at a glance. To set it apart, put his hands behind his back, move close to the car and bend over a little. Porsche new signature LED DRL in the form of 4 points in the headlights now embedded in the headlights, and LED's 4 point first found on one of the members of The Holy Trinity: Porsche 918 Spyder.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


Play the turn signal or hazard, then the LED DRL was automatically becomes a turn signal, they expertly combine the two functions in one package. LED lights on the front has an adaptive function that can follow the direction of the steering wheel and illuminates the targeted area in the direction berbeloknya car. Rim 20 inch wheel rims can be replaced with an optional Y-Spoke more sporty if you are interested, just add a little cost when ordering this roadster.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review
Judging from anywhere, this car really does not look great. Dimensions itself is not large, so do not worry too much when the car is parked.


Air holes on either side is the entrance to the air, so that 350 horses who sits in the middle of the car does not overheat and cause trouble. Uh, 350 horses? Yes, because this is what we are trying Porsche 718 Boxster S, Boxster is not unusual, because it is at full version.

From first appeared, Porsche Boxster always wear canvas roof, including 718 Boxster S's. Now, the roof can be opened and closed when the car is running, but do not exceed 50 km / h. The process itself is quite fast, only about 14 seconds, the motor pelipatnya not noisy and can be opened and closed via remote.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


Canvas roof did have the impression of classic and traditionally very strong, but he is also more vulnerable if there are ignorant hands that hold sharp objects near this Boxster.

The back of the Porsche 718 Boxster S are sexy when viewed, but still less exotic when compared with its big bro, the Porsche 911. But it was not Porsche's name if his attention to detail is not as tall as Burj Khalifa.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


LED taillights bar decorated with a beautiful design, cool to be seen from far and near. Both taillights associated with black accents that became perch words "Porsche" and the rear spoiler.

This spoiler will go up automatically if the 718 Boxster S reach speeds high enough, so that increases downforce and stability maintained.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

However, if the rider wants, there is a button in the cabin that could make this spoiler rise and fall according to his will. Thanks to the Sports Chrono package, he got a twin exhaust which besides clicking improve the sound, the appearance was lifted. Yes, because the standard exhaust port 718 Boxster looks like a smartphone charger.

With the Sports Chrono package too, meaning we can Flaps (valves) can change his voice. When in normal mode, the valve will close and make his voice more calm, so it will not create the atmosphere of the residence where you live so noisy.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

When activating the sport or sport plus mode, the valve will open and his voice louder. This mode is most delicious when used on highways or circuits.

Interior Porsche 718 Porsche Boxster S is like in general. His position is very spot-on, as if to invite direct drive and forget about anything else. I also wanted so, but for those consumers who want a gimmick, let them know there is anything in this roadster.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

At the circumference of the wheel on the right side, there is the play button to choose between the modes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. In the middle there is a Sport button Response.

Just like the Porsche 911, the car will provide extra performance for 20 seconds if the button was pressed. These buttons are present if you buy the Sports Chrono package, just like an analog clock in the center of the dashboard.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Not only as a timepiece, it could also serve as a lap timer when you play on the circuit. On the instrument panel Porsche 718 Boxster S, a large circle in the middle is the tachometer and the speedometer on the left and the LCD screen with a myriad of information on the right.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

This screen can display the drive mode selection, engine temperature, residual fuel and mileage, indicator folding roof, launch control and much more.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


If you want to play the manual mode of PDK her, there are two options: use paddleshift on the steering column or tiptronik by playing the transmission lever. PDK lever near her, neatly arranged buttons digital air conditioning with dual zone climate control and auto. Oh yes, consumers can order a manual transmission version if indeed interest.

Infotainment system Porsche 718 Boxster S now supports the operation of the touch screen with multi-touch, such as smartphones.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


For iPhone users, you can take advantage of Apple CarPlay which has become a standard in this car. Staying connected with a cable, put your iPhone and enjoy Apple CarPlay luggage. In addition, other kinds of navigational facilities already supported Google Street can show you where the solid or empty.

The same audio quality as the quality workmanship of the interior: The class bully. Hearing the song can be from a USB or Bluetooth connection.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Look around the lever PDK again, there is a button to open and close the roof, a button PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), PSM (Porsche Stability Management), rear spoiler as well as a button for the electric parking brake. Some parts in the car is nothing common with parts of other brands of the VW Group.

For passengers, provided glove box with an adequate size and 2 pieces of large cup holders are a small-diameter circumference can be adjusted to place your drink. Unfortunately, the car's center console box is rather small.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Behind the second seat, there is a small hanger to hang the hanger prepare your extra clothes, if at any time you need to bring a change of clothes because they have to attend more than one event.

For the average person Indonesia, there is no problem with the cabin space. You will really feel the car is narrow only if your body is fairly bongsor. Baggage, too, with a rear luggage capacity of 150 liters, it is still enough to bring backpacks or shopping, and here we can also see the lid to refill fluid lines needed this car, for example, the radiator cap and oil cap.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


But if your partner had just finished shopping branded goods at discount prices in large quantities to the rear trunk is full, do not fight in the parking lot to call attention if the goods you also need storage. There is still a front trunk with a capacity of 125 liters that is functional and practical, so that it can avoid arguments between couples. Opening the front or rear trunk can be remote or the button on the lower right side of the driver.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


Porsche 718 Boxster S engine conforming to 2,500 cc 4-cylinder boxer turbo with maximum power of 350 hp and torque of 420 Nm. Power and torque are stored in the middle of the car was channeled to the rear wheels via a dual clutch transmission that has a 7-speed PDK. To tame all earlier power, brake discs donated by Porsche 911 Turbo is ready to tame it. Carbon ceramic brake option is available if you are willing to spend more.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


Yep, many other components installed in the Porsche 718 Boxster S to save the cost of manufacture. In addition to the Porsche 911 Turbo brakes, steering rack EPS may also belong to the 911 Turbo, while the turbo with variable valve blade to adjust the boost is also taken from the Porsche 911 Boxster S Rear axle 718 was taking possession of the Porsche Cayman GT4. Like a puzzle, yes the process of mix and match his?

But it's all new presentation of data on paper. Whose name the car should be driven over the road and not on paper. So, time to turn the key and car racing is to know his true nature. Turn the key? Yes, Porsche still requires the key inserted into the key slot and then rotated and the car will turn on. Porsche not thought to put the system start-stop button as his brother who is still one roof in the VW Group.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


But there is little prop when the engine life. Sound produced unit 2500 cc flat-4 turbo does not sound like the Porsche Boxster 986 or 987 are still powered naturally aspirated flat-six. Makin stepped on the gas pedal, the more his voice sounded nothing like the Porsche Boxster as we know it. I did not say the sound bad, just that I'm not sure I want to hear a sound like a racehorse in Stuttgart.

But I thought, maybe when driven on the road there will be a difference. Faced with the breakdown of the city during the day, the car did not make a cold sweat when you first took it.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Because of the small car, each end of the car can be mixed in with the good, especially the front. Viewed via side mirrors are still unclear, but looking back via the rearview not so freely. If needed, the rear camera can be activated by a button.

His PDK transmission is smooth and cooperative when I had invited bermacet-congestion. There is absolutely no judder symptoms such as dual clutch transmissions others not so refined. Turbo lag?
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


It is easier to find a needle in a haystack than to seek for turbo lag in this new machine. If any, must have very, very little. The response was instant as natural and naturally aspirated engines, and thanks to the torque of 420 Nm that is since the round below 2,000 rpm, acceleration is very easy.

How to escape from the current congestion and meet the empty street? Well, here's the new machine showed what he could. When launch control is used and the car is in Sport Plus mode, this small roadster can run from 0-100 in less than 4.5 seconds.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


That's quicker than the BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type V6 Supercharger and Ford Ecoboost Mustang. Boostnya torque and continues to be felt closer to 8,000 rpm redline. Yes, the engine rotation is not as high as the Boxster legacy.

His PDK transmission was spry as we sped it deeply. In D mode, he can change gears very quickly, without a chance we are aware of the transmission gear before I know it replaced. He was very clever, he could skip from tooth 5 to 2 kickdown when we filled the car as fast as lightning. Vice versa, he could skip from tooth 3 to 6 or 7 if he knew we were driving relaxed and in the mood to go for a walk on the motorway. Oh yes, the maximum speed of about 280 km / h.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review

Suspension? Thanks to the system PASM, the suspension can be adjusted as needed. For day-to-day, it is advisable to Normal mode only, here the suspension will be set with a soft kickback in order to prevent your back pain or back if met curly road. If it finds a favorable situation as smooth asphalt deserted, change to Sport or Sport Plus mode if you want to feel stiff suspension and prevent body roll, the car will be more stable.

But the affairs of soundproofing, noise coming into the cabin still somewhat audible, especially when passing Speedtrap. When stopping at toll booths jammed (again), feels that the auto start-stop system that became standard somewhat less smooth while reviving the engine from the shutdown state. Oh yes, if you stop for a long time, stepped on the brake pedal a bit in the last release foot from the brake pedal, then the Brake Hold feature will be active. To turn it off, just do the same thing.
Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


I wonder what Porsche did on its EPS system, because although the title electrically, the wheel has a steady weight and great feedback from the street into the hands of the rider. Turning to this car was very thrilling, because with a round steering wheel, the car immediately turned in the direction we want. In fact, as if he could read our minds where do we want to turn. This car was made the same engineer or psychic anyway?

Communicative steering and agile cornering ability that only a few words to describe the greatness of handling Porsche 718 Boxster S. Thanks to the boxer engine has a low center of gravity and mid-engine configuration which is very helpful perfect weight distribution -because all the heavy components in the wheelbase - Porsche 718 Boxster S is so obedient to every command us. He could finish the corners with quick, nimble and stable like a go-kart.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


But getting gassed, the more I am convinced that the exhaust and engine sound which I hear is not the sound of a Porsche that I know so far. Porsche - especially the 911, Cayman and Boxster - has a distinctive sound that once heard, who knows can instantly guess correctly, "Oh, this character sound a Porsche engine." But the machine flat-4 is really his voice did not sound like a Porsche, but as sound flat-four turbo engine from another car brand.

For a sports car, the sound has an important role as a stimulant for the adrenal driver once the identity of the model itself. With a voice that changes like this, I feel I'm a bit lost essential sensation is quite dominant in the style of Porsche sportscar experience. Again, I do not say bad voice, just less so highlight important sweet spot of a Porsche sports car.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Review


For Porsche fans hard line, they will be concerned about changes to this voice, but for those who just want to know Porsche or those who are not so concerned about the character, history and heritage of Porsche, this may be relatively trivial for them. Well, at least there is a reward in the form of an efficient fuel consumption, because once met a day with a Porsche 718 Boxster S, ranging from jam-congestion, Gaspol, open roof and the roof closed, the fuel consumption on average is still showing a figure of about 13 km / liter in MID.

I am quite sure, from all aspects which we can measure, we calculate, we touch and we perceive with our senses, Porsche 718 Boxster S is much better than the Boxster S long. It looks more typical, more comprehensive facilities, the more neat interior, the engine is the faster, more efficient and its handling is consolidating its position as one of the driver's car that could beat up other sports cars are more expensive and bulky.

But with the loss of two pistons, it makes a noise 718 Boxster S is not so evocative inner usual way Porsche did into us. His appearance was not so dashing or manly compared to ... Say Jaguar F-Type or Ford Ecoboost Mustang is still fierce when viewed. Distinguishes it from the old Boxster was somewhat inconvenient if just saw a flash.

For Porsche fans, do not scratch the wall with tears and lamenting the fate. Berjanjiakan Porsche flat-6 engine carries 3,800 cc naturally aspirated old former Porsche 911 Carrera with claims close to 400 hp power at high performance version of the 718 718 Boxster and Cayman, the Cayman GT4 718 and 718 Boxster Spyder. But usually before it, will appear first GTS version with a 2,500 cc engine turbo flat-4 that has been raised again his ability.

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